Publication: December 2012 from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Rating: 5 ♥ / 5 ♥ – Adorable! I loved it
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Luna and her polar bear friend (Bear) discover a beautiful gold flower growing in the snow. But when the flower fades, Bear goes on a search around the world for another to bring to Luna. It’s only when he returns home that the true strength of their friendship is revealed.
As an elementary school teacher, I’m constantly on the lookout for new picture books to be added to a classroom library that will not only entertain the students but provide a valuable source of life lessons (and beautiful artwork!). A Flower in the Snow by Tracey Corderoy & Sophie Allsopp is one of those books.
Amidst beautiful, soft artwork Luna and Bear show the reader what it means to be a friend. When Bear finds a flower growing in the snow, he presents it to his best friend Luna. After it has wilted, Luna is deeply sad and nothing will cheer her up. Deciding that only another flower will do, Bear sets off to find one for his dear friend. He is gone for quite a while, and it is only once he has left that Luna begins to realize that it is not what Bear does or gives her, but Bear himself that is the real treasure of their friendship.
A Flower in the Snow by Tracey Corderoy & Sophie Allsopp is a wonderfully told and beautifully illustrated story of what it means to be friends. I fully believe that not only will young children love listening to the story of Bear and Luna, but that parents, older siblings, caregivers and teachers will enjoy reading it to them.
Hardcover received from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky in exchange for my participation in the blog tour and my honest review. Thank you!